A full freeway closure of northbound and southbound I-5 at Carmenita Road is tentatively scheduled next Friday night, Jan. 22, allowing crews to shift traffic to the newly completed outside lanes of the freeway. The following closures are scheduled as part of this work:
- Northbound I-5 will be closed at Carmenita Road from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 until 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23
- Southbound I-5 will be closed at Carmenita Road from 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 to 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23
- Southbound I-605 Connector to Southbound I-5 freeway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23
- Westbound SR-91 Connector to Northbound I-5 freeway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23
For detailed closure information, including recommended detour routes, please visit the project Google map.
The intersection of Excelsior Drive and Carmenita Road is closed temporarily, while the intersection is reconstructed to tie in with the new bridge. Also, the northbound I-5 Carmenita Road off-ramp has been temporarily reconfigured. Motorists that exit northbound I-5 at Carmenita Road will be directed to turn right on Excelsior Drive, left on Spring Avenue and left on Pumice Street to access Carmenita Road. Click the map below for more information regarding the new off-ramp configuration.
As a result of the traffic shift onto the new Carmenita Road bridge, the traffic pattern at the intersection of Firestone Boulevard and Carmenita Road has been temporarily detoured; motorists exiting southbound I-5 at Carmenita Road will only be permitted to continue straight on Firestone.